US stock markets were recovering from a recent sell-off yesterday. S&P 500 gained 1.78%, Dow Jones moved 1.60% higher while Nasdaq rallied 2.40%. Russell 2000 spiked 2.95%
Majority of indices from Asia gained as well but scale of gains was much smaller than in the United States. Nikkei and S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.1%, Kospi moved 0.3% higher while indices from China traded mixed
DAX futures point a flat opening of the European cash session today
US Army said that it is confident it has developed a vaccine that will be effective against all coronavirus variants. US military worked on the vaccine for 2 years and the vaccine has different features than currently available products
Oxford and AstraZeneca are working on an Omicron-targeted vaccine
UK Prime Minister Johnson said there is not enough evidence to support imposing Christmas lockdown
Russia did not book any Yamal pipeline gas transit capacity for today
API report signalled a 3.67 million barrel drop in US oil inventories (exp. -2.5 mb)
Cryptocurrencies trade little changed on the day. Bitcoin tested $49,500 area during the Asian session but has pulled back to $49,000 since
USD and CAD are the best performing major currencies while NZD and AUD lag the most
USDTRY holds onto recent gains and trades near 12.30 mark – 33% below daily high from Monday
Precious metals are trading lower while industrial metals gain. Oil trade mixed – Brent drops slightly while WTI ticks higher
Russell 2000 (US2000) rallied almost 3% yesterday as indices from Wall Street launched recovery after a recent sell-off. US small-cap index bounced off the lower limit of this year’s trading range at 2,130 pts. A double bottom was painted in the area with the neckline of the formation being marked by a 2,185 pts handle.
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